News

The Beaver Creek City Council accepted the low bid of $39,800 for an engineering study of Beaver Creek’s historic Springbrook Bridge. Council members accepted the bid from WSB & Associates of Minneapolis at their March 8 meeting. Last fall the city received a $40,100 engineering grant from the...
Luverne School Board officials approved the 2017-18 school calendar in a special meeting Thursday night, March 16. School will be in session for 174 days beginning Sept. 5 and ending May 25. “We are making an attempt to end classes before Memorial Day,” said Superintendent Craig Oftedahl. Three...
Luverne registered nurse Karis Rieke-Gust, completed her gerontological nursing board certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Gust oversees the clinical care and services provided at The Oaks and Poplar Creek Estates senior living communities, which are part of the...
  Rock County farmer Monte Zwaan was recently recognized as a top soybean producer in the U.S. as a winner in the 2016 Asgrow® National Soybean Yield Contest. Zwaan achieved a yield of 94 bushels per acre with Asgrow AG1636 brand. He was among 52 farmers from 21 states named winners in the annual...
Rock County is and always has been an agricultural community. The first settlers to Rock County saw nothing but prairie grass when they arrived in the mid-1860s. Trees lined rivers and streams, and Native Americans roamed the land. With the federal Homestead Act, many adventure seekers saw...
Participants in the 2017 Communication Arts Contest include (front row, from left) Ava Steinhoff, Brenna Reker, Nicholas Palmquist, Klarissa Burkman, (back) Gretchen Jacobsma, Andrea Luitjens, Mazzie Moore, Maria Rops, Alex Reker and Lydia Palmquist. Not pictured are Josie Scholten and Krista Burkman.
  Twelve Rock County 4-H’ers from kindergarten through high school shared their talents at the annual communications contest Feb. 27 in the Extension meeting room. Members participated in interpretive reading, creative writing and photojournalism. Each was judged and awarded ribbons based on work...
The Luverne Cardinal Speech Team finished in third place at Saturday’s contest in Montevideo. Pictured in the front row, from left are Shelbie Nath, Seno Chanthalangsy, Rylee Anderson, Sage VerSteeg, Xavier Carbonneau, Nicole Hoogland, Melanie Rittenhouse, (second row) Lindsey Roemeling, Julia Ferguson, Rebecca Austin, Chance Tunnissen, Alexa Chesley, Emma Mumme, (back) Shane Berning, Knute Oldre, Jonah Louwagie, Gunnar Oldre and Cameron Wessels.
The Cardinal speech team competed in the Montevideo speech event Saturday, March 11. The Luverne team of 29 took third place in a field of 12 entries. Eighteen Luverne  participants earned honors: Creative expression: Shelbie Nath, first; Cameron Wessels, third. Discussion: Knute Oldre, first;...
Rock County Community Library opened its doors Tuesday, March 7, to anyone interested in the Japanese art of folding paper into decorative shapes and figures. Almost 40 people attended the evening event, including 12 adults. Children’s librarian Bronwyn Wenzel (above) read the story, “The Origami...
Up to 50 new wind turbines may go up along the western edge of Springwater Township if easements can be secured in the coming months. Rock County Commissioner Stan Williamson is among dozens of landowners who were contacted about leasing ground for Walleye Wind, LLC. “This could be a really good...
A 20-year-old Edgerton man is facing felony charges for his alleged role in two rural Rock County burglaries in February. According to the criminal complaint filed Monday in Rock County District Court, Jacob James Fennema was charged with two counts of second-degree burglary for entering dwellings...

Pages

Comment Here